Castello Ristorante Antico

4.4
98 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Italian
Castello Ristorante Antico offers a taste of Italy to diners in Woodbridge, Ontario. Favorite antipasto selections at Castello Ristorante Antico include calamari alla griglia, portobello, salmone affumicato, antipasto rustico and cozze marinara.



Some local favorites from the pasta menu include spaghetti alla chitarra, rice pasta primavera, linguine ai fruitti di mare and rigatoni profumo di bosco. Other popular entrŽes include French cut veal chop, veal sorrentina, pollo alla griglia and pollo alla Romana. Guests can also choose from a selection of artisanal pizzas at Castello Ristorante Antico, and the restaurant also offers catering for special occasions and events, as well.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 98 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.3
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4.4
ambience
4.1
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Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food1service2ambience3

I was looking forward to going here with my family for the first time and let me just say the reviews make this place sound a lot better than it is. The ambience was nice, they did a great job adjusting to outdoor dinning during the pandemic however the food was not worth it.

We spent $34 on one of their dinner specials - assuming it would be amazing. The cod had no flavour. It was watery!? Pasta was so basic, I could have made better ravioli at home. The shrimp linguine had 4 shrimps in it. And the chicken dish was not memorable as well. Overall very disappointing.

I hope they were just having a bad day.. but if you ask me, save your money. This place isn’t worth it.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall1food2service2ambience2

We arrived on time at 7 pm. Surprised to see a long line up for guests with reservations. Turns out some guests with 6 pm reservations arrived at 6:45 and were accommodated. So we ended up waiting an hour.
Staff were apologetic and polite so we let it go, hoping the food will make up for it. Good marks for the calamari, caprese tower, gnocchi and their potato crusted cod although portion was disappointing.
The spicy shrimp linguini was just tomato and no spice at all. Avoid the mixed drinks just go for wine or beer.
The tiramisu is good and paired well with the coffee.
Overall okay experience. Hopefully they’ll get their reservations system organized better but low value for the money.

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Carolinam
Toronto
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It was overall Good. I just wished the server came to check up on our table after serving each meal. I had the linguine pasta/ shrimp and the entire time I needed a spoon and the server never came by, anyway I made it work just with my fork and knife...but yes *when seving pasta a spoon should be provided, I also ordered sparkling, server just brought one glass, then I waited for her to get back (never did) so I just ended up getting a glass from the next table ( the bottle was never open for us or served to us) ... Our server was nice but should of checked up at least once during dinner. We will be back regardless food was great!

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PriF
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend, food and service was fantastic!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Took way to long tonsea

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Chinita
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lots of seating in outdoor patio area. Tasty food. Will definitely go again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Special thumbs up to Joseph!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Waited 40 minutes for an 8 pm reservation. Food was off. Calamari soggy. Charcuterie board wasn’t even a charcuterie board. Worst part….extremely over priced sangaria. Served in small mason jars at $18 each!! Tasted like koolaid. Downtown prices in Woodbridge! Won’t go back!

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HonestEater
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience2

I was meeting a new person for the first time, I decided to take them to this restaurant for 8pm reservation, I got there I was told wait would be 5 min as they are cleaning up a table, I continued to talk with my date and I was right in front of the desk, nobody let me know a table was ready. They let several people sit down that came after me while I was standing there waiting like an idiot. My date was even getting upset about it. The food took forever, and when it came I got the cod and she the salmon. The cod was plain tasting and the potatoes were dry. The tables seemed to close to each other as the noise was very loud. For the two mains, 2 Sangria and one dessert it was around $135 before tip. Totally not worth it as the food was mediocre and the service subpar. I was fortunate that the company was good as I still had a good time. Could have gone to McDonalds and had the same good time with a fraction of the aggravation for a fraction of the price. I would not recommend. 2/5 stars.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Ordered Pizza and it was just ok! Because if booking the waitress was rushing to get us out of there! Didn’t just want to eat and rush out! One hour between reservations is just not enough and there were still empty tables!!
Felt rushed!

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WesamK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Check my google review for details. It was an excellent one.

MC
MassimoC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh Authentic Italian Food
Always a good experience

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Jaidyn
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very well made and the servers did a fabulous job!

MD
MichaelD
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience great service. The server seemed overworked. Amazing food

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Siena
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Thank you to our server Lisa who was kind! Great experience overall!

MP
MarkoPolo
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Dinner was great Unfortunately they have some obnoxious and title patrons who decide to use their cell phone on speaker because everybody has to know their conversation but hey it happens and that's not reflective of the restaurants only of the Rich Little entitled bunnies around them who look like they were friends of somebody who work there

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Alessandra
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was our first time going to Castello and we went right after patios re-opened and it was absolutely wonderful. The service was a bit scattered, but that's to be expected after months on lockdown. However, the servers were all extremely friendly and went out of their way for us.

The food was absolutely fantastic, and we felt completely safe and comfortable with the safety restrictions.

Thank you for a great experience!

KP
KerriP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and great service! Would definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was excellent

SK
SeanK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

very good. food was nice and people were very nice too.

CV
CesarV
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Service is terrible...
Our server keeps asking us every 2-3mins. If we decided for our meal and no bread offered! You have to ask for it... our server seems to be rushing all the time.
I still gave them 18% tip to support their business but will never go back there again...

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

High quality food and excellent service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We had a reservation arrived at on time @ 8:15, we told to wait and didn’t get seated until 8:40. Then we ordered a bottle of wine and after bringing the bottle our server was MIA. We didn’t even get water for the table. Once she finally arrived to take our order about 20mins after seating she was gone again for another 20 mins. We didn’t get any bread for the table until just before the apps arrived and I had to waved down another waiter for some water. Our server returns with our tiny jug of water and says they ran out of pizza dough ... at an Italian place during 50% capacity restrictions. Just didn’t make sense.

Apart from the constant wait for every little thing, and having to ask for basic things like water refills, and fresh cutlery after courses, the server kept trying to upsell us items. Just came across a little rude since the service for standard items was falling below par.

Finally, at the end of dinner she was offering us dessert, when we had brought a birthday cake with us... the bill was being paid and were all waiting for the cake we brought. So I had to type it in my phone and asked her where the cake was. Her eyes widen and she scurried away to bring the cake. Returns with the cake and some coworkers to sing HBD - the effort there was noted but still the service can across as super unorganized

Overall, the food items alone were good 7/10, but not worth the sad level of service and constant waiting. Covid has done a number on places so we tried to be lenient but in the end you can find better Italian places. Hoping this review leads to some much needed improvements

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Daniella
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great, took very long to come to our table but it was very busy! Would definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst Italian food ever

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foodie123
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

The ambiance of the restaurant is great, it is beautiful and even during covid it felt almost normal. However, the service was poor the night I was there. It could have been a one off night but it was not a great first experience in terms of service. However the food and dessert was tasty, and the choice of drinks was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Beautiful location and plating but food and service were not in line with the price.

BM
BrianM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Horrible food, horrible service

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StefanoD
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to dine with the family. Everybody was very helpful. Great service

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vipEdwardW
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another exceptional meal and experience. We once again had Yuri take care of us, and he is simply one of the best at his job we have come across anywhere in the world.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Waiter was attentive. Food was extremely mediocre.

MH
MoustafaH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food looked good, could’ve tasted better. Good overall I was satisfied, good service and nice place

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good & tasty. The service was fast !

MT
MsTNason
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely lunch at Castello, a quiet ambiance with awesome food and excellent service. We met the owner Patricia and we loved her!

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Natalie
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The wait staff was terrific, very good mannerisms and were patient. The ambience was nice, though the overall noise level was a little louder than expected, it was fine after all. The food was very good and portions were well served. I'd definitely recommend, will come again soon.

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Gilles
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a great time - the service was excellent and the food was delicious!
We plan to add Castello Ristorante Antico to our regular rotation.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous-we met the owner and will be back

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Smythers00
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Went there to celebrate my Wife's Birthday.

Service was terrible. It seemed like it took a lot of effort to get things to us. Water... 5 minute wait... Bread... 5 more minutes... Plates for us to eat the bread with... another 3 minutes (they brought out a fresh stack of plates from the backhouse and stocked up their station before bringing us some plates). Drinks... another 5 minutes. And then they took our order. It's like they weren't expecting to have guests. They would address us but not really be ready to give us any service. For example, a couple of times, someone (a different person each time) would come to ask "is every thing ok" and then walk off and not clear away the dirty plates/cutlery. We had to flag someone down and politely ask them to take those. And then they kind of gave us a look, like it wasn't their job or something. Maybe it wasn't. We just wanted to have the table cleared.

The food was great... when you finally got it. But after our apps, we had to settle in for a long wait. We finally asked (politely) when we could expect to eat the rest of the meal and the waitress beetled off - presumably to get the food. Someone else came back and told us they sent our main course out for delivery and "it'll be out in a few moments" for them to remake our order. There was no apology for that, it was more like an "oops, your food will be right out". We skipped desert, they didn't ask us if we wanted to order any.

Paid full price for all of that. No discounts, coupons, codes or comps.

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Charmaine
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Celebrated my husband's birthday and they were so accomodating in helping us celebrate! The food was good and the attentiveness of the staff and servers was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated right away, and served very quickly. The restaurant is very beautiful. Food came quickly and tasted very good. All the servers sang happy birthday which made for a very good experience.

FAQs

Castello Ristorante Antico does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Castello Ristorante Antico also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (905) 264-9248.

Castello Ristorante Antico is rated 4.4 stars by 98 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.